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Windows 7: Cannot run restored .pvm files on new Windows 7 machine

29 Jan 2012   #1
COLJim

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Cannot run restored .pvm files on new Windows 7 machine

I restored several PhotoShop files (.pvm) to a new HP computer running Windows 7. After I re installed PhotoShop 4.0, it couldn't read the .pvm files. Answers on web to problem centered on cleaning the registry, but many posts on this forum strongly warn against that. Any ideas?


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29 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I'm a little confused on this. Photoshop extensions are psd, right? The only thing I'm familiar with pvm is parallel virtual machines. Is pvm really an Adobe extension?
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29 Jan 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Are those by any chance HP Photosmart Essential Photo Album files?
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30 Jan 2012   #4
COLJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

That's exactly what they are. While PhotoShop usually generates .psd files, perhaps the backup program put them in .pvm format. I really don't know how they were generated.
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30 Jan 2012   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Maybe you need to reinstall Photosmart Essential, then open it up with that program:

HP Photo Creations
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30 Jan 2012   #6
COLJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I did re-install Photoshop 4. That was how I found it wouldn't open .pvm files.
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30 Jan 2012   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

With respect, the link was for Photo Creations, NOT Photoshop 4.
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30 Jan 2012   #8
COLJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Oops! My mistake. Sorry! I'll try the HP Photo Creations. Thanks.
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